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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

BirdieWe recently welcomed a new addition to the Peters family, a 20 lb bird dog/beagle mix we rescued from our favorite animal rescue organization, Angels Among Us. We call her Byrdie because she reminds us of a bird dog and has shown tendencies to point at birds, mice, snakes, you name it. Although I really didn’t want a second puppy dog, Birdie has quickly become a formidable member of the fam.

Lesley and I work quite a bit so we end up going out to dinner a fair amount. Byrdie, like most puppies, suffers from a little separation anxiety. She hates it when we leave. Luckily in Atlanta, we have a host of great restaurants that we can take our four legged friends to.  Here are a few of our favorite outdoor dog friendly restaurant options in the metro Atlanta area:

 

Floataway Cafe -1123 Zonolite Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30306, (404) 892-1414

The Floataway Cafe is one of the most expensive meals I’ve ever had in Atlanta. For a gourmet meal on the patio with your dog, you will be hard pressed to find finer dining than at Floataway. By the way, this is the sister restaurant to Bachanalia, which is widely considered the finest restaurant in the city.

4th and Swift – 621 N Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30308, (678) 904-0160

This is a great Old 4th Ward “new American” foodie spot. Your dog will love the great heated patio and the amazing craft cocktails even better! Much like Floataway, you’re going to dine well here.

Neighbor’s Pub – 752-C N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, US 30306, (404) 872-5440

In my single days, this was the place to be in Virginia Highlands. Neighbor’s always has great, cold beer on tap with casual pub fare. Your dog belongs here with you, and they have one of the best patios in all of Atlanta.

Kaleidoscope – 1410 Dresden Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, US 30319, (404) 474-9600

I can’t tell you about my favorites without mentioning K-Pub. This is our family’s go-to spot for a great, casual dinner in our own Brookhaven neighborhood.  We walk here, and they have a killer patio. Your pup will have lots of friends here.

If you are dog folks like us, you can rest easy in Atlanta and have fun with your pet as well as enjoy some of the best food around! The Peters Company wants to help you and your furry friend find a home so give us a call today at 404-419-3619.

Written by Andy Peters

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Is Atlanta A Fit City?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Tpicture of a fitness classIn a 2015 study by the ACSM American Fitness Index, Atlanta (and surrounding areas) ranked 14th out of 50 cities. Not too shabby! Some of the areas we excelled in were: more park playgrounds, golf courses, recreation centers, swimming pools and tennis courts per capita.  We do, however, have some room for improvement. Atlanta has a high percentage of obese people, lower levels of physical education classes offered, and a lower percentage of people meeting the CDC aerobic activity guidelines.

With 2016 almost half over, how are your “New Year’s Resolutions” coming? If fitness was one of your goals (like mine!) you might find yourself starting to slack on your goals or maybe you gave up a long time ago! I urge you to not give up so easily! Re-energize and refresh your workouts by trying something new.

Yoga :: If you have never tried yoga or maybe gave it a ½ effort try one time, go give it another try. Not only is yoga good for the physical body, it can help you mentally and emotionally as well. Infinity Yoga has studios in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and now in Old 4th Ward and offers a new student special of 30 days for $30.  You can’t beat it.

Crossfit :: I understand that many people are afraid of crossfit and I’ll agree it’s not for everyone. But everyone can do it. Finding a crossfit gym that suits you, is just like shopping for a new car.  You must test drive them.  Not every gym is the same and you just have to find the one that feels right for you.  The workouts can all be scaled to everyone’s fitness levels, ensuring you are getting a great workout, but not over doing it.  With workouts always changing in/out aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, cardio, and plyometrics, I promise you’ll never get bored! Most crossfit gyms will allow you to try a class for free, but call to double check before you go.  For more information about crossfit and a full list of Atlanta area gyms, click

Running :: Running isn’t my favorite thing, so I run “intervals”. Intervals are periods of time or distances that are ran faster (sprint) and then you return to your normal running pace.  You repeat this throughout your entire run.  I often change my intervals to keep them exciting.  For example: If I was running on the treadmill, I might run 3 min at a normal pace, then sprint for 1 min and repeat.  Or I might run a specific distance at speed 5, then speed 6, then speed 7, back to speed 5 and repeat.  Before you know it, your 3 miles (or whatever you’re running that day!) will be over! Looking for friends to run with? Check out The Atlanta Track Club.

If you’re looking for an area of town to live in that makes being fit and healthy super easy, call The Peters Company today at 404-419-3619.

Written by Katelyn Sheffield, The Peters Company Transaction Coordinator

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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Rose Arbor Neighborhood!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the popular Rose Arbor neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Easy access to I-85, I-285, and Chamblee Tucker Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze.  You’ll also enjoy having many restaurants and shopping spots  nearby!

Features:
-Updated kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, glass tile backsplash, island with breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Separate dining room is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings,
-Spacious family room boasts a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light.
-Formal living room provides additional living space.
-Master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and large walk-in closet.
-Spa-like master bathroom with marble detail features dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright and share a  wonderful hall bathroom with double vanity.
-Flex space and loft/bonus room upstairs provide tons of extra living and lounging space and would be great for a playroom, media room, or home office.
-Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra space for storage.
-A large patio is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. It leads out to a huge, fully fenced backyard.
-Convenient location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants.
-Access to membership at swim/tennis club in nearby neighborhood with lots of fun activities throughout the year.

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Just Listed :: Beautiful Newer Construction in Cumming!

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac street in the popular Hunters Walk swim/tennis neighborhood, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Peachtree Parkway, and Highway 20 makes it convenient to and from any direction. Being in this popular area of Cumming also means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots!

Features:
-Spacious kitchen features ample cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, pantry, and breakfast area.
-Family room boasts plenty of natural light and a cozy fireplace.
-Formal dining room with coffered ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.
-Formal living room is wonderful additional living space.
-Main level bedroom and full bathroom are ideal for guests.
-Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, sitting area with fireplace, and dual walk-in closets.
-Spa-like master bathroom features a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower.
-Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.
-Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.
-A patio leads out to a flat, usable backyard and is perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.
-Wonderful neighborhood amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, and nature trails.

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Just Listed :: Spacious Townhome in Vinings Forest!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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Welcome home! Vinings Forest is a wonderful community in the incredibly popular and fast growing Smyrna/Vinings area of Cobb County. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character of this townhome will never go out of style. The close proximity to I-285 and I-75 makes this property convenient to and from any direction. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved destination. You will certainly enjoy being only minutes from Smyrna Market Village, Vinings shopping, several city parks, and SunTrust Field (future home of the Braves).

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, pantry, and breakfast bar.

· The spacious living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and plenty of natural light.

· The separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and master bathroom with a double vanity and soaking tub

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with generous closet space.

· Laundry is conveniently located in the unit.

· The covered balcony is ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

· Two car garage easily fits vehicles with extra storage space.

· Wonderful amenities include gated access and a well-maintained pool.

· Great location close to interstates, shopping, and restaurants!

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School’s Out For Summer :: Summer Camps in Atlanta

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Summer camp kids at lakeThis time of year, parents get excited about summer starting and the end of the rigidity of school and busy schedules for their kids.

I remember that 3rd week into summer, I was like, “What was I thinking being excited about summer, what am I going to do with my boys all summer?” (And sell real estate at the same time!)

I began networking with friends and clients and learned there is an entire universe of summer camp options: soccer camps, LEGO camps, robotics camps, gymnastics camps, baseball camps, math camps, and art camps to name a few. Click here to view a comprehensive list of summer camps in Atlanta.

Also, many public and private schools offer day camps. Check local school websites and type in summer camps, and voila – a list of camps comes up. Most of the time your child doesn’t have to be a student at that particular school to attend their summer camp program.

Last, don’t forget your church or synagogue – they offer camps that are often times the most affordable options around!

Do your children a favor this summer – sign them up for camp. They will make new friends, learn new skills, AND gain confidence. Not only that, you will have some extra time for yourself, and we can all use a little bit of that!

At The Peters Company, we are a valuable resource for all areas of your life – just let us know how we can help.

Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist for The Peters Company

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Just Listed :: Amazing John Wieland Resale in Alpharetta!

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled right across the street from the wonderful amenities in the Hampton Hall swim/tennis neighborhood, this beautiful John Wieland resale is just what you’ve been looking for. The open floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. The close proximity to GA400, Haynes Bridge Road, and State Bridge Road makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well-loved  destination too. You’ll also enjoy having many popular restaurants and shopping spots nearby, including those at the new Avalon development as well as surrounding North Point Mall! Highly sought after school district includes Dolvin Elementary,  Autrey Mill Middle, and Johns Creek High!

Features:

· Stunning kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, large island with breakfast bar, butler’s pantry, and breakfast area.

· Formal dining room with trey ceiling is perfect for entertaining guests or hosting holiday gatherings.

· Spacious family room boasts a soaring ceiling, cozy gas fireplace, and beautiful built-in bookcases.

· Formal living room provides extra living and entertaining space.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and gorgeous trim detail are  carried throughout the main level.

· Oversized master suite is a true retreat including a trey ceiling, dual walk-in closets, nursery/office area, and spa-like bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright with attached bathrooms

· Full, finished basement is an entertainer’s dream complete with full bar, living area, gym, full bathroom, and potential 5th bedroom.

· Spacious garage easily fits two vehicles with extra storage.

· A deck overlooking the large backyard and a screened-in porch are ideal for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Wonderful community amenities include a well-maintained swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, clubhouse, and playground.

 

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Trends in Metro Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

trends in real estate marketWe’re all watching closely to see what the real estate market is going to do in 2016!

Here at The Peters Company, we feel like we have a superior pulse on the Metro Atlanta market due to the number of transactions we close each year. And, you better believe we watch trends closely!

So far this year, we’ve seen an interesting phenomenon. While homes priced under $500,000 are still selling quickly, we’re starting to see a slowing of home sales over $500,000.

What does that mean? Homes that are priced at $500,000 or greater have fewer buyers and are taking longer to sell than those lower price points.

Why? Well, honestly, we think it’s because there is such a shortage of inventory available for first-time homebuyers, which is causing a ripple effect for move-up buyers.

What do we need? More inventory under the $500,000 mark!

Even the condo market that was suffering for years during the economic downturn is now BOOMING! In fact, days on market and sales to list price ratios in the affordable condo complexes are lower than single family. And, this is because we are in great need for more affordable home ownership.

My advice:  If you own a home under $500,000, now is the PERFECT time to sell. Buyers are out in full force and conditions are incredibly favorable for sellers. Thinking of moving up to a higher price point? Even better as you’ll be in a buyer’s market in many neighborhoods!

Note: This is a look at the Metro Atlanta market as a whole. Give us a call to see if we’re seeing these trends in your particular neighborhood! 404-419-3619

Find the most recent listings on the market here!

Written by Lesley Peters

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Just Listed :: Gorgeous Traditional in Kennesaw’s Legacy Park!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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Welcome home! Nestled in the popular Legacy Park community, this home is just what you’ve been looking for. The flowing floor plan, custom features, and charming character will never go out of style. Being close to I-75, I-575, and Wade Green Road makes virtually all commutes a breeze. You’ll also have easy access to the other highways, byways, and activities that make this location such a well loved destination! Being in this popular area of Kennesaw means you can enjoy many nearby restaurants and shopping spots too! Legacy Park is known for its incredible amenities and activities including multiple pools, tennis courts, walking/biking trails, sports leagues, holiday events, and much more!

Features:

· Chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, tile backsplash, pantry with pull-out shelving, oversized island with breakfast bar, office nook, and breakfast area.

· Family room boasts a cozy gas starter fireplace and is pre-wired with HDMI hook-ups.

· Living room provides great additional living space.

· Formal dining room is perfect for entertaining guests.

· Gleaming hardwood floors, fresh paint, and beautiful trim detail are showcased throughout the home.

· The master suite is a true retreat including a spacious sitting room, trey ceiling, walk-in closet, and spa-like master bathroom with dual vanities, jetted tub, and separate shower.

· Additional bedrooms are well-sized and bright.

· Full finished basement with kitchenette provides additional living and lounging space along with a full bathroom and extra storage.

· Laundry room is conveniently located upstairs.

· Two separate decks are perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. They overlook the fully fenced backyard.

· Two car garage can easily fit vehicles with extra space for storage.

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Just Listed :: End Unit Townhome in Woodstock’s The Woodlands!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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Welcome Home! Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this end unit townhome is just what you’ve been looking for! The flowing floor plan, custom features, and  charming character will never go out of style! The close proximity to I-575, GA400, and Highway 92 makes it convenient to and from any direction. You’ll enjoy being only minutes away from many popular restaurants and shopping spots in both Woodstock and Roswell!

Features:

· Kitchen features ample cabinet and counter space, walk-in pantry, and island with breakfast bar.

· Separate dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or casual meals at home.

· Spacious living room boasts a cozy gas fireplace and tons of natural light.

· Master suite is a true retreat including a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and bath with double vanity and garden tub.

· Additional bedrooms are well sized and bright.

· One car garage easily fits vehicle and provides plenty of extra storage space.

· Great outdoor space includes a spacious deck perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.

· Neighborhood amenities include two well-maintained pools, tennis courts, playground, basketball court, clubhouse, and walking/bike trails.

· Convenient location close to interstates, restaurants, and shopping.

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